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WINTER MAIN STAGE | “Pali/Altaf”

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WINTER MAIN STAGE | “Pali/Altaf”

MARCH 03-05 at 8PM  PT

TICKES OPEN TO PUBLIC FEBRUARY 03

Four-year-old Pali is separated from his Hindu family during the chaos of India’s 1947 Partition. Left behind in newly-formed Pakistan, he is adopted by a kind Muslim couple, with whom he lives for seven years — until one day, his biological father arrives to bring him back to India. Caught between two nations, two religions, two families, and two names, Pali/Altaf embodies the violence of colonialism and its aftermath. Originally published in 1989, renowned Indian writer Bhisham Sahni’s powerful critique of communalism in India speaks as much to the post-Independence moment as it does to the present. Pali/Altaf explores the trauma of forced migration, the cruel nature of national borders, and the power of human connection: all through the eyes of one little boy.

 

 

Event Details

Date: March 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - March 5, 2022 @ 10:00 pm
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: Harry J. Elam Jr., Theater, Roble Gym
Address: Roble Gymnasium 375 Santa Teresa Street